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Take some time to reflect on your year

Looking back and reflecting on our experiences, achievements, and challenges from the past year helps us feel fulfilled. We get to see what we found meaningful throughout the year, and start looking ahead at ways we can improve ourselves in the future. You’ve probably overcome obstacles, kicked goals, and gained new skills; even if it …

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Why set goals

Why you should set goals

Goal setting is key for success, but can seem a bit tricky at first. Find out why you should set goals and get tips for seeing them through.

Alternative Schoolies

Plan an alternative Schoolies

If partying with thousands of other high school leavers doesn’t float your boat, here are some ideas for planning an alternative schoolies.

Being Mindful Online

A Guide to Being Mindful Online

As a teenager, social media and the internet are likely a big part of your daily life. It’s a great way to connect with friends, share your interests, and express yourself. However, it’s important to remember that what you post online can have consequences, both positive and negative. That’s why it’s essential to think carefully …

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The Importance of Self-Care

The Importance of Self-Care for High School Students

As a high school student, you may feel overwhelmed by the demands of academic work, extracurricular activities, and social obligations. With so much going on, it’s easy to neglect your own needs and wellbeing. However, self-care is essential for maintaining good physical, emotional, and mental health. Let’s discuss the importance of self-care and see three …

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Superannuation tips for teens

Superannuation Tips for Teens

There has been a fair bit in the news recently about superannuation. But retirement is so far away, why should you worry about it, right? Well, it’s actually something you probably need to start thinking about now. So read on to get some handy superannuation tips for teens.   What is superannuation?   Superannuation (also …

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Tax and Young People

Tax and Young People

What is tax?   It’s not the most fun subject to talk about, but it’s an important one – tax. If you’ve got yourself a part-time or casual job, even if you’re still at school, chances are you’ll need to know about tax. But what even is tax? Think of it this way. Tax is …

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Improve your mood, change your diet

Improve your mood, change your diet

The average Australian consumes 19 serves of junk food a week, and far fewer serves of fibre-rich fresh food and whole grains than recommended. This leaves us overfed, undernourished and mentally worse off. Find out which foods could improve your mood or help combat depression.

Extra-Curriculars aren't just for kids

Extra-Curriculars aren’t just for kids

  Do More With Your Life   When you’re at school, you have plenty of opportunities to be involved in things that aren’t just school work. You can play music or sport, work at a part-time job, get involved in the school production, volunteer, and plenty of other things besides. Once you leave school, though, …

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Ready to set some goals?

Ready to set some goals?

Goals are good Going through the process of setting goals could help you to combat anxiety, improve your mental focus and increase your chances of successfully getting what you want. Let’s face it, if you don’t know where you’re going, it’s unlikely you’ll get anywhere. Imagine hopping in the car or on the bus without …

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New Year, New Start

New Year is usually a time for celebrating. A New Year symbolises fresh starts, new beginnings and looking towards the future with hopeful optimism. You could make this New Year’s the year when you begin to turn your dreams and aspirations into reality. Setting goals is one way that could help you to achieve success. …

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Findex Young Money Podcast

Findex’s Young Money podcast explores essential skills around common money experiences and helps empower young people to take control of their finances. Our host and a variety of guests cover a range of financial topics impacting the day-to-day lives of Gen Z, including: Basic financial literacy Buy-now pay-later Starting casual work Taxes Superannuation Budgeting Personal …

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Gold Coast Marathon

For any students that love to run, why not challenge yourself and have some fun by entering the Gold Coast Marathon. Taking place on the 3 and 4 July, you’ve still got a little bit of time to train. You could think about entering the Junior Dash, Fun Run or perhaps some older, endurance, runner …

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Independence

Becoming Independent

Your journey through high school is just the beginning of your independence. You might be looking forward to moving out, being able to stay up as late as you want, and all of the other benefits that being independent can bring. But, unfortunately, it comes with a lot of work as well. There’s so much …

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Staying Active at Home

Just because you might have to stay at home, doesn’t mean you’ll have to turn into a couch potato. Staying active is great for your physical and mental health but it’s also a fantastic way to pass some time. There are tonnes of work out routines already available online, with more being added by the …

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Financial support for apprentices and trainees

Did you know that financial support like Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY aren’t just for university students? If you’re doing a full-time apprenticeship or traineeship, you could also be eligible to receive financial support. You can find heaps of information on the Services Australia website about the payments you might be eligible for and how you …

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Are you ready to leave school?

Are you ready to leave school?

Finalise your 2021 study or work plans   Now’s the time (if you haven’t already) to finalise what you’ll be doing next year.   Planning a gap year?   You’re perfectly entitled to take a break and have some fun. Even if international travel isn’t on the cards just yet, there is plenty that you …

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Boost your employability post high school

Boost your employability post high school

If you’re still at high school and already looking for ways to give your employment prospects a boost once you graduate, there’s a few things that you can do: Actively engage in career education – ask questions, search for information, read resources, send an email to info@studyworkgrow.com.au if there’s any specific careers you’d like to …

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8 tips on how to achieve better work-life balance

8 tips on how to achieve better work-life balance

Prioritise your time A good work-life balance is important for us as individuals preventing workplace burnout helping us to reduce stress levels to feel happier and more contented with our lives. Ultimately promoting better mental health for us and those around us. Creating workplace environments that foster work-life balance can also be beneficial to employers. …

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Help Stop Cyberbullying

Did you know that up to 1 in 5 young people have experienced cyberbullying? If you or your friends have been bullied online, there are resources out there to help. Take a look at the Queensland Government’s Stop Cyberbullying website to find out more about what cyberbullying is, how to stop it, and where you …

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7 brain boosting snack foods

Feeling hungry can really impact on your ability to concentrate and stay on task. It’s so tempting to reach for easy and delicious packaged snacks that might not be doing us any favours. So, if you’d like to be a bit more health conscious and feel better that your snack habits are actually boosting your …

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Accessing Financial Support

With the current COVID-19 situation, you might have found that your work situation has changed. If you’re needing to access a payment, Headspace has written a great article detailing what you could be eligible for, and how to navigate Centrelink’s website. Check it out here: https://headspace.org.au/covid-19/financial-support-for-young-people-impacted-during-covid-19/

Coping with Coronavirus Stress

In these strange times, it’s normal to be stressed and uncertain about the future. If you are finding that you’re not coping well and struggling to keep up, don’t panic. There are tons of resources available to help you. Headspace has put together a great guide specifically for young people on what you can do …

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Stay Fit at Home with the YMCA

Even though their centres are currently closed, you can still work out with the YMCA using their new online platform. Watch videos of all types of YMCA classes, including yoga, bootcamp, pilates, tai chi and more. Find out more here: https://ymca360.org/

Saving Your Money

A lot of workplaces are currently being affected by the coronavirus. You might be worried that you’re not getting as many hours at your job, or maybe you have been temporarily stood down. First of all, don’t panic. The Government has announced their JobKeeper payments, meaning you could earn an extra $1,500 a fortnight. To …

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Need to Relax?

Finding yourself a bit overwhelmed, or need something to do while you’re stuck at home? We’ve gathered some online resources for you to enjoy, helping you chill out while keeping your mind busy. 1. Online Jigsaw Puzzles The Museum of New Zealand has put released some great interactive jigsaw puzzles featuring works from their collection. …

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Making Money as a Teenager

Sometimes finding a job can be difficult, and especially if you have to juggle it around study and other extra curricular activities. But there are plenty of other ways you can earn a bit of extra cash with just a small investment of your time. 1. Babysitting Got a neighbour or someone you know with …

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